Menthi Aaku Badeela koora - chickpea balls cooked in Methi leaves | How to make Menthi Aaku Badeela koora - chickpea balls cooked in Methi leaves

By Swapna Sunil  |  6th Mar 2018  |  
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Menthi Aaku Badeela koora - chickpea balls cooked in Methi leavesby Swapna Sunil
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    4

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About Menthi Aaku Badeela koora - chickpea balls cooked in Methi leaves Recipe

Badeela Koora is a traditional dry curry recipe of Telangana household made using just a handful ingredients where Fenugreek leaves and Chickpea flour are the main ingredients. It hardly takes any time in preparing but the taste is truly addictive.

Menthi Aaku Badeela koora - chickpea balls cooked in Methi leaves

Ingredients to make Menthi Aaku Badeela koora - chickpea balls cooked in Methi leaves

  • 4 cups : Fresh fenugreek Leaves ( Methi)
  • 1.5 cups : gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tbsp : ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp : Garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp : red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp : turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • salt , to taste
  • 1/4 cup : water
  • 2 tbsp : Cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp : mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig : curry leaves
  • 2 nos : Dry red chillies

How to make Menthi Aaku Badeela koora - chickpea balls cooked in Methi leaves

  1. To begin making Menthi Aaku Badeela Koora Recipe, wash and chop the fenugreek/methi leaves.
  2. To a bowl add the chickpea/besan flour, red chilli powder, salt, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder and turmeric powder.
  3. Adding enough water knead them to a stiff dough. When the dough is coming together, in the end add a teaspoon of oil and knead it again.
  4. Next step is to divide the dough into small portions.
  5. Apply a little amount of oil onto your palms and roll out small pebble sized balls out of each dough portions. (These are called badeelu). Set them ready on a greased plate.
  6. To a heavy bottomed pan add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and dry red chillies.
  7. Saute them until fragrant and cumin seeds and mustard seeds crackle.
  8. Stir in the chopped fenugreek leaves and saute for a minute or two. Next add the rolled badeela (Chickpea flour balls) and give it a good stir.
  9. Cover and cook for 10 minutes stirring in intervals to check the Badeela Koora for the doneness. The Badeela will take a good 10 -12 minutes to cook.
  10. Once the badeela koora are cooked properly without any raw taste, turn off the heat.
  11. Serve Menthi Aaku Badeela Koora along with Andhra Style Ingavu Chaaru Recipe and Steamed Rice for an Andhra Style Sunday Lunch.

Reviews for Menthi Aaku Badeela koora - chickpea balls cooked in Methi leaves (1)

Hema Mallik8 months ago

Nice recipe.
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